Our Planet Archive
By far the largest desert in the world, The Sahara Desert, has a surprising history hidden beneath its sand. Signs of past life has occasionally exposed itself to the modern world. Here are five amazing finds from beneath the sands of the Sahara.
Being the coldest place on Earth, there is much of Antarctica that is not known yet. This video looks at some the biggest discoveries made throughout the history of exploring this remote continent.
In the Ted talk, Glaciologist Kristin Poinar discusses recent discoveries about the Greenland ice sheet. This ice sheet is massive and melting. Advanced technology is revealing its secrets. Find out what they’ve found hidden under the ice.
A shovel operator working for Suncor discovers a 100 million year old dinosaur fossil in Alberta’s Millennium Mine. The remarkable find was well preserved. The video below is from Suncor and shows the recovery of the Ankylosaur fossil.
This animation describes the various layers of the atmosphere and the height of each. The atmosphere’s layers from the ground up are the Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere, and the Exosphere. This video shows the layers to scale and describes what can be found at each layer.